Ode to industry

Ode to industry

Ode to Industry Parent of every virtue: hear my prayer, On me thy genial influence bestow, Oh, early take me to thy fostering care, And bid me shun the path [more…]

Arbour seating

Arbour seating

eBay can be a wonderful place with if approached with discernment, patience and a good eye.  Russell Quilter, an absolute gem of a plumbers/boiler engineer, purchased a wrought iron arbour [more…]

How to make bunting

How to make bunting

This post details how I made bunting with reporter Sophie Sulehria yesterday, live on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.  Sophie’s task was to learn to use a sewing machine whilst crafting in [more…]

Triple pleat curtains

Triple pleat curtains

Curtain making got me through college.  It all started when the neighbours spotted a sewing machine in the living room window, and popped round with an offer I couldn’t refuse [more…]

Lampshades

Lampshades

I like making lampshades.  They cheer me up immensely, and now we have lightbulbs that do not get hot (or illuminate much) there’s nothing better than an object of beauty [more…]